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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Access vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Redis

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NameMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)Key-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMSDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score118.45
Rank#11  Overall
#7  Relational DBMS
Score4.17
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score151.86
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accesswww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlredis.io
Technical documentationdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmlredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperMicrosoftOracleSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release199220112009
Current release1902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 201919.5, November 20196.0.8, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise EditionOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++JavaC
Server operating systemsWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
Solaris SPARC/x86
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalpartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
RESTful HTTP APIproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenoLua
Triggersyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-enginenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneElectable source-replica replication per shardMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infobut no files for transaction loggingconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)Optimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infooff heap cacheyes
User concepts infoAccess controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Access rights for users and rolesSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
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